Our most popular 10 posts of 2018
Here is a recap of The A-Blast’s most popular stories of 2018.
When people mention President Trump’s most recent Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, there is a lot to discuss. Kavanaugh’s perspectives on issues, his past, his sexual assault allegations and so on.
Judge Kavanaugh’s perspectives on controversial issues convey his support for the conservative legal movement. It’s funny that this scandal just so happens to pop up just as President Trump’s heavily conservative appointee is being voted on. The Democrats are using Dr. Christine Ford as an excuse to postpone the vote past the midterms.
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, ten AHS seniors had the opportunity to visit the D.C. United Headquarters.
The opportunity to visit the team headquarters came with a program named “Rompe Las Barreras” which translates to “Break through the Barriers”, a campaign that D.C. United is participating in.
Stampedes, fights and severe exhaustion. Black Friday may seem like an innocent day to purchase items at their lowest prices, but that cannot be further from the truth. The attraction to sales make people crazy and greedy rather than thankful, resulting in a violent day where all common sense is abandoned.
Kelly Kennedy, a best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and U.S. military combat veteran was the guest speaker at the first “AHS Meets the Press” of the school year. The event for aspiring journalism students was held in Clausen Hall on Oct. 22.
A grieving mother, an egotistical teenage girl and a cannibalistic butcher: these are all people who the lost boy, Anon, encounters on his journey to find his grieving mother, Nemasani.
The air is getting crisp, and as the fall season comes to an end, the gold, red and orange leaves are scatted across lawns everywhere. This means it is that time of the year again when the AHS wrestling and baseball team hold their annual leaf-raking fundraiser.
The A-Blast held the annual Halloween Costume Contest on Oct. 31.
Students wore costumes and had their picture taken in the cafeteria during lunch.
The A-Blast judges selected one winner from each grade in addition to selecting the best staff member costume. The overall best costume was then selected from this group of winners.
The Atoms football team took on the West Potomac Wolverines in their first conference game of the season on Oct. 12.
After jumping out to an early lead, the Atoms saw the Wolverines close the gap and tie up the game after the half. The Atoms would rally back late to defeat West Potomac by a score of 30-16.
With the 2018 midterm elections taking place today, many students are taking to the polls as they vote for their first time.
Class of 2013 alumna, Julia Copenhaver, was charged with first-degree murder of her mother, Susan Copenhaver, who was also an AHS alumna from the class of 1973.